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Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil

Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil is perfect to compliment your next Italian meal. Every Italian family has their version of this delicious Italian recipe, and I have modified our original family recipe for a fresh taste every time. Combining multi-colored mini sweet peppers, raw cloves of garlic, hot pepper, and garlic-infused olive oil and seasoned with Italian herbs without all the fuss and worries of canning in oil.

I grew up on Italian Peppers and oil, and, to put it mildly, love them. What I don’t like is soggy canned Italian peppers soaked in olive oil. I think many of you by now know I have some serious doubts about veggies that are soggy and or overcooked, so I decided to cut the canning process, which should make many of you ecstatic.

Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil is perfect to compliment your next Italian meal. Every Italian family has their version of this delicious Italian recipe, and I have modified our original family recipe for a fresh taste every time. Combining multi-colored mini sweet peppers, raw cloves of garlic, hot pepper, and garlic-infused olive oil and seasoned with Italian herbs without all the fuss and worries of canning in oil.Simplified family recipes always make my day, and I’m a firm believer in saving time in the kitchen. Usually, the process of canning in oil can be overwhelming and sometimes scary to those who are not familiar with the canning process, so poof the worry is gone.

 
 
 

Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil

  • One cup of quality extra virgin olive oil
  • One head of fresh garlic, separated, and skin free
  • One tablespoon of dried Italian herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried hot pepper seeds
  • 2Two pounds mini multi-colored sweet peppers, sliced
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • fresh crusty bread, to serve
 

 

Method for garlic and Hot pepper-infused oil

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; I prefer to use a cast-iron skillet.  Add 1 cup of quality extra virgin olive oil to the heated skillet, bring oil up to a medium heat level.
  2. Add separated, skin free garlic cloves to olive oil, one tablespoon of dried Italian herbs. Reduce heat immediately to lowest heat setting, cook 2 minutes, and remove from burner.
  3. Let infused garlic and hot pepper seed oil set for at least 4 hours to overnight before using.
 

 

 

Method for Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil

  1. Place pre-made garlic and hot pepper-infused oil in a large metal skillet over low- medium heat till oil is hot.
  2. Add 2 pounds of freshly sliced sweet multi-colored peppers in the toasted garlic and hot pepper seed infused the oil, along with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, cook for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat immediately.
  3. Place in a glass serving the dish and serve while still warm with crusty Italian bread.

 

 

Notes: May be kept safely in the tightly sealed container by adding one teaspoon of white vinegar, and storing in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.

 

 

 

 

Frequently asked questions

  1. Is there a canning process you use for making the Italian peppers in Olive oil? Sorry, I do not use a canning process for this recipe. Please refer to a trusted canning site for methods.
  2. I can’t find hot pepper seeds what can I use in place of them? You can use hot pepper flakes if need be.
  3. What do you mean by one head of garlic? The entire bulb of garlic.
  4. Can I use this method with sweet peppers? Yes, you sure can.

 

 

 

 

 

5 from 10 votes
Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil is perfect to compliment your next Italian meal. Every Italian family has their version of this delicious Italian recipe, and I have modified our original family recipe for a fresh taste every time. Combining multi-colored mini sweet peppers, raw cloves of garlic, hot pepper, and garlic-infused olive oil and seasoned with Italian herbs without all the fuss and worries of canning in oil.
Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil is perfect to compliment your next Italian meal. Combining multi-colored mini sweet peppers, fresh cloves of garlic, hot pepper, and garlic-infused olive oil and seasoned with Italian herbs without all the fuss and worries of canning in oil.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Italian peppers, Olive Oil, Peppers in Olive Oil
Servings: 10 people
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 head Fresh garlic, separated, and skin free
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Italian herbs
  • ½ teaspoon Dried hot pepper seeds or to own taste
  • 2 pounds Mini multi-colored sweet peppers, sliced
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to own taste
  • 1 loaf Fresh crusty bread, to serve
Instructions
Method for garlic and Hot pepper-infused oil
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, I prefer to use a cast iron skillet. Add 1 cup of quality extra virgin olive oil to the heated skillet, bring oil up to a medium heat level.
  2. Add separated, skin free garlic cloves to olive oil, 1 tablespoon of dried Italian herbs. Reduce heat immediately to lowest heat setting, cook 2 minutes and remove from burner.
  3. Let infused garlic and hot pepper seed oil set for at least 4 hours to overnight before using.
Method for Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil
  1. Place pre-made garlic and hot pepper infused oil in a large metal skillet over low- medium heat till oil is hot.
  2. Add 2 pounds of freshly sliced sweet multi-colored peppers in the heated garlic and hot pepper seed infused the oil, along with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, cook for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat immediately.
  3. Place in a glass serving the dish and serve while still warm with crusty Italian bread.
  4. May be kept safely in the tightly sealed container by adding 1 teaspoon of white vinegar, and storing in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days.

 

 

 

Fresh Italian Peppers in Olive Oil is perfect to compliment your next Italian meal. Every Italian family has their own version of this delicious Italian recipe and I have modified our original family recipe for a fresh taste every time. Combining multi-colored mini sweet peppers, fresh cloves of garlic, hot pepper, and garlic infused olive oil and seasoned with Italian herbs without all the fuss and worries of canning in oil.

 

 

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    RHODA BYLER
    October 15, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Hi, is it possible to get a canning version recipe for these?

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      October 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      Hi, Rhoda, I have to be honest I really don’t do much canning these days, but will be happy to have my Mom look it over and get her opinion on the canning method for you.

  • Reply
    Patricia
    September 18, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I am laughing reading this. I wonder if that Marilyn lady every made it through making this recipe. LOL!! I made this and we loved it. Perfect recipe for my in-laws who are always banging on about good Italian food. They have loved every Italian recipe I have made of yours..

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 18, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Patricia, you know I have wondered the same for the last few years, I never heard back from her.
      Thank you so much for stopping by with the lovely compliments !!

  • Reply
    Vicky
    September 18, 2018 at 11:07 am

    I just want to say that I love this blog. I made this recipe and everyone did exactly what you said they would…ate every bite! I am seriously doubling this recipe.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 18, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Thank you so much, Vicky, that means a lot. I love to hear great things from the readers. Thank you again.

  • Reply
    marilyn
    March 30, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    where to get pepper seeds or can I use pepper flakes?? thanks

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      March 30, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      I can usually find them at my market but if you can’t the flakes will do.

  • Reply
    Marilyn Hawkins
    May 15, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    HELLO, IS THE VINGER ADD TO ALL THE CONTENTS PEEPERS, OIL SEASONINGS, GARLIC THEN PLACED IN GLASS JARS !!! OR IS IT ADDED TO EACH JAR?
    THANK YOU

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Hello, Marilyn. If you are storing the peppers in your refrigerator in a container simply add the recommended amount to the peppers in the container. Keep in mind this is not a canning recipe so there really are no jars involved in the process. Most of the time, we serve and there really aren’t any left. However, if we do and plan on storing for a week we add the vinegar. They never last long enough.

      Thanks so much for dropping by
      Heidy

  • Reply
    Brittany
    April 27, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I’ve never tried this pepper dish, but it looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it soon!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 27, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Italian Peppers in Oil are the bomb, let me know if you ever try them 🙂

  • Reply
    homemadefoodjunkie
    April 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Just looking at your photos is a treat! Love the look of this amazing dish. We love fresh bright colored peppers!

  • Reply
    Salty Sweet Life
    April 25, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    These fresh Italian peppers are so very pretty! They immediately caught my eye with all the colors and now I see that they are so easy to make! Love this recipe!

    • Reply
      Marilyn Hawkins
      March 30, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      can I use hot pepper flakes???? This looks amazing!!!

      • Reply
        hmccallum
        March 30, 2018 at 4:06 pm

        Hi, you can if you like. The taste May be a little different from my recipe.

    • Reply
      marilyn
      March 31, 2018 at 6:50 am

      is it a whole bulb of garlic or is it one section???

      • Reply
        hmccallum
        April 1, 2018 at 10:52 pm

        The entire bulb, thanks for asking Marilyn.

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